Thursday, April 30, 2015

Flowering of the Renaissance Metaphor Help

If you're looking for help with the Renaissance metaphor paragraph, this video provides a good explanation of humanism.

It's just 8 minutes long.

Paragraphs are due tomorrow, May 1.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

English Extra Credit: Dog Stories

If you'd like to earn some extra credit in English here's a project you can do.

For your next Reading Race book select a book about a dog.  An adventurous book would be best, but it's not required.

Mrs. Denton has a cart full of dog stories in the school library for you to choose from.  I also have a small selections of good titles you can choose from.

Read the book!!!!

This can be your next Reading Race book or it can be an extra book.

Please let me know what book you have selected.

When you finish reading the book please see me.  The project will be to create a detailed Venn Diagram comparing the dog in the book you read with Buck in The Call of the Wild.

This assignment will count as two extra credit assignments in the 30% category.

Due by the end of May.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vocabulary Challenge #3: Hullabaloo vs. bugaboo.

What is the difference between  hullabaloo and bugaboo?

Explain in an illustrated, typed paragraph that includes the following:
  • an interesting hook
  • a definition of each word that cites the sources
  • an example of each word used in a complex sentence.
Make the sentences funny if you can.

Your paragraph must be typed and in MLA format

Due Thursday, April 30.

Or Else!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Geo Challenge: Renaissance Europe

Geo Challenge: Renaissance Europe

1.  Draw a map of Europe in your journal.  Make it an outline map of the continent. Use page 313 in your history book as a guide.

2.  Research each of the people listed below:

  • Queen Elizabeth I of England
  • Catherine de Medici
  • Catherine the Great of Russia
  • Isabella I of Spain
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Copernicus
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Martin Luther
  • J.S. Bach
3. Mark the birthplace of each person on your map.  Label the location "__________, birthplace of ________."   For example: "Millington, Tennessee, birthplace of Mr. Chester."

4.  Annotate each location with one complex sentence explaining why that person was important.

5.  Include a drawing or symbol somewhere on your map for each person.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vocabulary Challenge: Gobsmacked vs. Shellshocked

What is the difference between 'gobsmacked' and 'shell-shocked'?

Answer in a paragraph that;

  • defines each word citing a source for the definition
  • uses each word in a complex sentence that illustrates the meaning of the word and starts with a subordinate clause
  • concludes by stating why one is worse than the other.
Remember to cite your sources.

You may illustrate your paragraph.

Put an MLA heading at the top of your paper.